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Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong defense fund trustees arrested under China security law

Cardinal Zen among 4 pro-democracy activists detained and released on bail

Cardinal Joseph Zen, former head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, attends a 2018 news conference in the city.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Four pro-democracy figures linked to a now-dissolved fund for Hong Kong protesters have been arrested on allegations of colluding with foreign forces. They were released on bail around midnight Thursday.

Cultural scholar Hui Po-keung was apprehended Tuesday night at a Hong Kong airport, while barrister Margaret Ng, 74; Cardinal Joseph Zen, 90; and singer Denise Ho, 45, were taken in by national security police under China's national security law on Wednesday, police sources said.

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